edit for the above post: Looks like the show is on at either 3:30 or 4:00, Spokane time, on Saturday the 17th.
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3/13/07 at 10:28am
I know the laminated SCOTT boot soles have already been mentioned, but when SCOTT finally produced a molded sole boot, a lot of the guys were blowing out forward from the Spademan bindings.
They solved it by drilling a hole in each side piece of the binding, and attaching a short piece of steel aircraft cable from one side to the other, around the front of the boot! It acted like a toe piece.
Let's see- some of the other top bindings of that period were...
Besser (as shown by DedReer)
Salomon 404, 505, 444, and 555 ( the triple nickel came in 2 release strengths, the comp was gold and the standard was blue)
Marker FD (explod-a-mat)
The Look Nevada N17 (Silver was for consumers, blue was for instrs, red was for racers)
Tyrolia 350 was just introduced
Kastle Freestyle Pro
Olin Mark IV
Olin Mark IV Comp
my brain is dying here... who wants to add to these lists....? :
My snowboarder son has been watching me do my old whirly-twirly thing the past few years, and this year he wants to trade the snowboard for skis, so he can learn it, too. He told me, "That's really sick, Dad, I wanna do that. too."
He also wants to learn to do pole flips, tip rolls and the like-stuff I can't do any more. The challenge is going to be to keep him from trying the tricks before he actually learns to ski.
I just blew out a tooth, which means I get to use the old Harts one more year. Still haven't got a clue what to replace 'em with, anyhow.
Thats great, get him going. It would be fun to see :ballet: integrated into some of the park tricks.
Old dogger here from back in the 80's. Was at a slope style competition and saw a kid to a tip roll to start his run right before he got up on the rail. Definitely had to applaud that. There's definitely room for kids to integrate some of the ballet moves into slope style. Maybe pole flip onto a low box or more likely off a low box. How about a nice stay cross 7 enroute to the next feature etc. .
I was just searching for information on my old coaches from Airborne Eddies Ski camps and Mike Shea's camps in Lake George NY and I stumbled on this site. I am a former amateur competitor from the 1973 - 76 in the North East. Would love to hear from others from that era!
PS Scottie Brooksbank was always kind to us youngsters!
Frank Beddor III? I went to a summer camp when I was 14 at Lake Minnetonka MN coached by his sister Mary (not a Nun LOL). It was a lot of fun. And, I remember Astraltunes. You had to have that to work on your ballet routine. I guess Tom Kelly was the best skier I skied with a lot (3 years on the same team anyway?). Awesome bump skier and nice guy. He did a few shoots with Warren, but never got famous.